Montreal: Low Water Surcharge – LWS


19 Jul 2018

Implementation LWS Montreal

We were informed that carriers are implementing a Low Water Surcharge  – LWS for all cargo shipped to or via Montreal.

The port of Montreal is only accessible via the St Lawrence river and due to the current water level, ships have a limited loading capacity.
This means that fewer containers can be loaded on board.  Shipping companies compensate for this by introducing a low water surcharge.

The amount of this Low Water Surcharge varies per carrier.

More information about shipments to Canada ?

Visit our country page about Canada (under practical info) with extra information about required transport documents for export and import, trade agreement CETA, ACI Filing Canada and eManifest.